The Testimonium Peregrinationis ad Limina Petri is the equivalent of the Compostela which is awarded to those who make a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela in Spain. To qualify walkers must have journeyed to Rome from at least Acquapendente (130 km), and cyclists from Lucca (400 km). You will need your pilgrim passport, duly stamped along the way, as proof of your journey, as well as your normal passport. The Testimonium is available on arrival at St Peters from:

Uffici della Canonica di San Pietro inside the Vatican. Use the Petriano entrance in Piazza S. Uffizio. Opening hours: every day except Wednesday and Sunday from 8:30 to 12:30. Tel +39 06 69883731.

Opera Romana Pellegrinaggi in St. Peter’s Square (Piazza Pio XII, 9), on the right of Bernini’s colonnade standing with your back to the Basilica. Opening hours: Monday to Sunday from 9:00 to 18.00 Tel +39 06 698963840.


It is also possible to obtain a Testimonium by post by writing to Fabbrica di San Pietro, 00120 Città del Vaticano, and enclosing a photocopy of your ID card or passport, a photocopy of your duly stamped pilgrim passport, your full address, date of birth, the starting place of your pilgrimage, the starting date and arrival date, whether you walked or cycled, and the reasons for your pilgrimage.